Skip to comments.NY Times goes on safari to Texas, struggles to understand natives’ love for their “trucks”
Posted on 01/02/2017 12:50:18 PM PST by heterosupremacist
People in Texas will buy trucks even if theyre not going to haul anything heavier than raindrops.
The NY Times went on safari to Texas, and it has an article about a peculiar love of the natives for trucks, Rodeo Offers a 90-M.P.H. Glimpse of Texans Truck Mania:
Tim Spell has noticed a peculiar condition that affects Texans mental, physical and automotive well-being.
I call it truck-itis, said Mr. Spell, the former automotive editor for The Houston Chronicle. People in Texas will buy trucks even if theyre not going to haul anything heavier than raindrops. I was interviewing one guy. He had a 4-by-4. I said: You live in Houston. Why do you have this 4-by-4? He said, Well, I own a bar, and 4-by-4s are higher, and I can climb up on the cab and change out the letters of my marquee.
Whether for high-up urban letter-switching or more rural and rugged purposes, pickup trucks are to Texas what cowboy boots and oil derricks are to the state a potent part of the brand. No other state has a bigger influence on the marketing of American pickup trucks.
Having diagnosed the symptoms and named the disease, the Times tried to understand by taking a safari to the Texas Truck Rodeo:
This years rodeo, held in October at the Longhorn River Ranch here in Dripping Springs, in the Hill Country outside Austin, left me with a new appreciation for the word truck-a-thon .
At the outdoor awards ceremony, everyone gawked at the two-handled Truck of Texas trophy. In the end, it went to the 2017 Ford Super Duty. A mere five voting points separated the Titan from the Super Duty. John Rieger, Fords Super Duty brand manager, gave the trophy a long kiss in the glow of the headlights.
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FWIW, I’ll never understand folks who prefer in human ant farms (major metro areas).
If these NYT fools think Texas is bad for trucks they should try Wyoming.
And what I find hilarious is that in New York city the metrosexuals have to stand in the rain and snow to hail a cab and beg for a ride.
My bet is a lot of the NYT reporters who own/lease vehicles aren’t driving teeny tin cans...
Texas, yes...But throughout the South, a pickup is what a Mercedes is to the NYT...
Q’s for the NYT ombudsman: What percentage of your reporters own/lease vehicles, and what are the percentages in each vehicle class...?
I’d love a truck- a 1965 chevy C10 with a straight 6 and saginaw “3 on the tree”.
Oh, yeah, red and white wth painted, not chrome bumpers.
Texan men have trucks for the same reason liberal men have balls. even if you never use them it nice to have just in case
‘Climb up in the CAB’ ??
I drive an F-150 aside from my MB’s and Corvettes. I still scratch my head why people drive a rolling toaster oven in a Prius. Anything you plug to the wall is an appliance, not a car.
If you are in a faggy Fiat and that big grill fills your rear view mirror you will see why.
NY Slimes wimpy snowflake meterosexuals are jealous they don’t have the cajones to drive a truck.
but in texas men know how to drive trucks
in NYC metrosexuals (incl. media class) have balls but they don’t know how to use them.
I started buying trucks when I became a homeowner. I don’t know how you can own a house and not have a truck. I seem to always be hauling something, and frequently out of necessity, not choice.
Here in the Northwest we like our big SUVs. It rains a lot so the covered bed is good. We need the SUVs so we can haul stuff, drive through fields, up mountains for hiking and skiing and driving the hilly roads when it snows.
Lots of big SUVs even in libtard Seattle: Land Rovers, Land Cruisers, Jeeps, etcetera.
And NYers, having made that observation can't leave it at that or with a "Huh. Interesting that Texans are like that". Instead, their reaction is that we Texans must be prohibited from buying trucks; that penalties must be enacted that will discourage such buying behavior. Then these NYers can retire back in to their concrete and glass silos and bask in their sanctimonious smugness, having done their bit to save...uh...umm...well, something or other.
I LOVE the “Back in Black” Chevy commercial. Says it all.
They have a very strong need to feel superior to average Americans, don’t they?
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